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Why are the vines so tall in Alsace?

The beauty of Alsace resides partly in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains shaped by the vineyard. But it will not have escaped you that that the vines in Alsace are… tall! The stakes and wires that form the trellis system stand up to 1.8 metres high. Why? What differentiates Alsatian vineyard management from that of other regions?

We take a closer look at the question in this episode of EXTRA BRUT – our educational web series about wine, with gourmet provocateur Nicolas Rieffel. The goal is to answer all the questions you have ever asked about wine, in record time…

The answers are given to us courtesy of the Moon Chasers, members and employees of the Bestheim winery.

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